Joseph Pollard

Joseph Pollard

Sports Award



My name is Joe and and from Coalville, Leicestershire. I'm 17 years of age. My sport is athletics (middle-distance running.) I have raced at many events which spread all over the UK.

I started running when I was in primary school and iv enjoyed it more and more. However, it's now getting harder but I'm willing to put the effort in and try my best.

The biggest goal in achieved throughout my running would be winning the UK Cross Country Challenge at Liverpool. I have also won the Midlands Cross country, and many county events (800m/1500m)

Being awarded a JHMT Inspire grant would be gratefully received as it would allow me to buy appropriate kit for different weather types for example, especially when its below 0 degrees. This would help to keep me warm as I strive to be the best I can be in both training and racing.

Simon Taylor, Inspire lead, said: 'We are delighted to make this award and wish Joe every success in his forthcoming competitions . We hope it will make a difference


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